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See also: vid, vith, viď, vid., and víð

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FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse við.

PrepositionEdit

við

  1. (with accusative or with dative) with
  2. (with accusative) beside, near
  3. (with accusative) in
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See viður.

NounEdit

við

  1. accusative singular of viður

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse vit, the first-person dual personal pronoun; the plural was vér.

PronounEdit

við

  1. (personal pronoun) we, nominative plural form of the personal pronoun ég (I)
    Við erum vinir.We are friends.
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse við.

PrepositionEdit

við

  1. (with accusative) beside, near, next to
    Ég stend við vegginn.I'm standing next to the wall.
  2. (with accusative, idiomatic, between people) with, to
Derived termsEdit

Old NorseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

við f (genitive viðjar, plural viðjar)

  1. withy, withe; collar
    viðjar af gulli
    collars of gold

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

PrepositionEdit

við

  1. (with dative)
    1. against
    2. (of direction) towards, against
      horfa við e-m
      to look towards, to face
    3. (sociative) along with
    4. (instrumental) with
    5. among
    6. (denoting barter, exchange) against, for
    7. (denoting remedy) against
    8. (denoting contest) against
  2. (with accusative)
    • Vǫluspá in skamma 13.
      Haf gengr hríðum / við himin sjalfan…
    1. by, at close to
    2. (about time) towards, at
      við sólarsetr
      at sunset
    3. (about a person) towards, respecting, regarding
    4. (of cause) by, at
      falla við hǫgg
      to fall by a stroke
    5. as compared with, set off against
    6. according to

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

við

  1. accusative singular of viðr

ReferencesEdit

  • viðr in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.